Category Archives: Blogger – School-Age Programs and Service Committee

Passive DIY Programming for Tweens

I’m always on the lookout for hands-on passive programming that will keep my tween audience engaged during the summer. Simple paper crafts, scavenger hunts, and guessing jars are great for the younger folk, but this age group is savvier and … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee, Programming Ideas | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Library as Art Gallery

It’s a sad but well-known fact that when school budgets are tight, art is one of the subjects that’s first to go. Fortunately, there’s nonprofit organizations like Art in Action, who bring high-quality, curriculum-based art education into schools that need … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee, Displays, Partnerships, Programming Ideas, STEM/STEAM, Students, Summer Reading, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Starting the School Year Off Right

At this point of the year, all of us are in the midst of planning how to make our summer programs come alive to help avoid the summer slide and along comes someone who wants to talk about getting ready … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee | 1 Comment

Middle Grade Maker Book Club

Timing is everything – right? It isn’t often that the exact book you need is published exactly when you need it! Many of us are engaged in providing all types of maker spaces and maker programs from low-tech legos to … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee, Books, Children & Technology, School Library Media Specialist, STEM/STEAM, Tweens | Leave a comment

LEGO Minecraft!

You don’t need a server to enjoy Minecraft programming at your library! I purchased Minecraft for the PC years ago and with its recent resurgence, I thought, what would make a better tween LEGO club theme than a video game … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee, Programming Ideas, Tweens | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Taking Advantage of Space and Time!

 As it gets colder and we start to plan 2014 Summer Reading, two of my favorite memories of the 2013 Summer Reading program pop into my head. As the Director of Family Engagement at the Fayetteville Free Library in Fayetteville, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee, Bloggers, Gaming, Programming Ideas, Students, Summer Reading | Leave a comment

Common Core at Curriculum Night

It was curriculum night at a local Tukwila elementary school – with a focus on Common Core State Standards! I was excited to go! As a public librarian, I’m always trying to figure out how I can be supportive and … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

School (Language Arts) and sucking the fun out of reading.

I’m a school librarian. I teach my students research tools and skills, how to be better searchers, and more critical consumers of information. I support instruction, I give lots of book-talks, I make sure teachers know about important books.  It … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger - School-Age Programs and Service Committee, Children's Literature (all forms) | 4 Comments